Christmas time offers a plethora of opportunities for you and your dog/s to practice good dog manners. It’s also a chance for you and your dog/s to show off to your family and friends and to impress them with all Continue reading Christmas = Dog Manners
In order to have a well behaved dog it is a good idea to be prepared. You might like to take some time to think through the various scenarios you might encounter with your dog, e.g. visiting friends, walking in Continue reading Be Prepared – Train Your Dog Before You Need It
Positive reinforcement training, also called reward-based training, is gaining more and more attention as an effective and humane way to teach dogs and to modify problem behaviours. It uses praise, affection, a favourite toy, treats and/or play, (something your dog Continue reading Positive Reinforcement Training
A very common behaviour problem dog owners request help with is their dog jumping up on people. There is one simple way to remedy this situation and that is to teach your dog to sit when it meets people. This Continue reading One Way to Teach your Dog not to Jump up on People
As I mentioned in my previous article ‘Before You Begin – Part 1’ research indicates positive reinforcement training along with being a consistently reliable leader is one of the most effective and humane ways of training dog/s. A true leader Continue reading Training your Dog: Before you Begin, Part 2
Dogs care about many things, some of which include food, being a member of the group, rules and routine, playing and having fun, mating, protecting the cohesion of the group, defending their territory, affection, cooperation, praise, and being useful or Continue reading Training your Dog: Before you Begin, Part I
How do dogs learn? They learn by observing humans and other dogs; by trial and error; through experience; by repetition; through conditioning; and as a result of cause and effect. Learning is different to instinct. Anything that isn’t instinct a Continue reading How do Dogs Learn?
Have you ever heard yourself say “I wish my dog would stop doing such and such”? Dogs learn and repeat behaviours that are rewarding to them or reinforced in some way. Bark at people walking past the front fence – Continue reading What do you want your dog to do?